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The contents of this blog highlight geopolitical, ethno-religious, and socio-cultural issues from around the world. Contributions are made by ENODO Global, Inc. and its strategic partners.

Remember when you were sick as a kid and your mom asked you to take your medicine but you didn’t want to because it didn’t taste good? Today, it is America who is sick and nobody wants to take the medicine because it does not taste good. Worse yet, it does not actually cure the illness, it just treats the symptoms. Compounding these problems are the nation’s doctors – the politicians – who write expensive prescriptions. A year after Ferguson, the national homicide rate has increased,...

Socio-political change is happening across the globe at a pace not previously experienced in history. This is particularly true within the Gulf States. Each day, growing unrest is visible through dissident activity, protests, strikes, and violence. Frustration and anger once repressed is now acted upon. Unprecedented access to communication technologies and the proliferation of social media tools offer platforms for disadvantaged and repressed people to gather, collaborate and make themselves heard – even if only to others in their situation. Media outlets, YouTube videos, Twitter...

// Impact on Profits // / Problem / A study by Harvard University has shown that many companies do not realize the financial implications or identify the costs associated with community conflicts. In many cases, the cost of community conflicts are hidden within local operating costs. The study illustrates how operations are commonly suspended or abandoned due to community conflict at varying stages in a project’s life-cycle. Communities have significant impact on a business ventures' success during a project’s lifecycle. Project delays, disruptions, and stoppages impact companies each day causing billions of...

// Traditional Security; an Outdated Concept // / Problem / Traditional security methods, which focus on physical and technical capabilities, cannot by themselves overcome the complex dynamics unleashed by identity conflict. In today’s interconnected world, outdated security concepts are no longer adequate to safeguard operations. Gates, guards, and guns used against a local population increases tensions with this disenfranchised population and perpetuate escalating security costs. These methods build physical barriers with communities, rely on ineffective government protection, and place companies in a defensive posture, ceding the initiative...

// Social Tensions; Drivers of Insecurity // / Problem / Social tensions drive identity conflict and are increasing in occurrence and magnitude. Repressive governments, shortages of basic goods and services, and the lack of upward mobility within societies fuel tension. These factors contribute to civil unrest and violence that is played out every day around the world. The inability of international (multilateral) organizations, governments, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to provide basic goods, services, and humanitarian assistance increases social tensions and insecurity where basic needs are not being...

// The Main Issue // In today’s dynamic social environments, individuals, groups and segments of society have the ability to negatively impact companies through litigation, protests, strikes and production disruptions or stoppages. Company investments cannot be safeguarded from these social conflicts through traditional approaches. Large-scale urbanization, increased competition for natural resources, the spread of extremist ideologies, poverty, and natural disasters, combined with rapid population growth in underdeveloped regions, will further stress the state’s ability to provide basic services. The magnitude, occurrence, and severity of these population-centric...